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John Bunny, born September 21, 1863 in New York City, United States – died April 26, 1915 in Brooklyn, New York, was the first comic star of the American silent film era.John Bunny
John Bunny attended High School in Brooklyn and worked as a grocery clerk before joining a small minstrel show touring the East Coast. He went on to jobs as stage manager for various stock companies and performed in vaudeville before being drawn to the fledgling motion picture business. By 1910, Bunny was working at Vitagraph Studios where the happy-go-lucky, rotund man quickly became an international star of silent film comedies.
John Bunny had only been acting in films for five years when he passed away from Bright's disease and was interred in the Cemetery of the Evergreens in Brooklyn, New York. Because silent film had no language barrier, Bunny's popularity was such that his death was front-page news in Europe as well as the United States.
Following his passing, advances in technology and in stunts brought great new comedic stars to silent film that relegated John Bunny to the status of an almost completely-forgotten actor. However, John Bunny was eventually honored for his contribution to the motion picture industry with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1715 Vine Street in Hollywood.
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However, John Bunny was eventually honored for his contribution to the motion picture industry with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1715 Vine Street in Hollywood. 'Harry for the Holidays' was certified platinum in November 2004. Following his passing, advances in technology and in stunts brought great new comedic stars to silent film that relegated John Bunny to the status of an almost completely-forgotten actor. A collection of 1950s and 1960s ballads, Only You went top ten on both sides of the Atlantic and was certified gold in the US in March 2004. Because silent film had no language barrier, Bunny's popularity was such that his death was front-page news in Europe as well as the United States. Only You, his seventeenth album for Columbia Records was released in February 2004. John Bunny had only been acting in films for five years when he passed away from Bright's disease and was interred in the Cemetery of the Evergreens in Brooklyn, New York. He also had a television special on the NBC Network featuring Whoopi Goldberg, Nathan Lane, Marc Anthony and Kim Burrell.
By 1910, Bunny was working at Vitagraph Studios where the happy-go-lucky, rotund man quickly became an international star of silent film comedies. In October 2003, he released his second Christmas album Harry for the Holidays which goes gold and reached #12 on the Billboard 200 album chart. He went on to jobs as stage manager for various stock companies and performed in vaudeville before being drawn to the fledgling motion picture business. Jackson. John Bunny attended High School in Brooklyn and worked as a grocery clerk before joining a small minstrel show touring the East Coast. Connick appeared in the film Basic with John Travolta and Samuel L. John Bunny, born September 21, 1863 in New York City, United States – died April 26, 1915 in Brooklyn, New York, was the first comic star of the American silent film era. In July 2003, Harry Connick released his first instrumental album in fifteen years called Other Hours Connick on Piano Volume 1 which was released on Branford Marsalis' new label Marsalis Music and commenced a short tour of nightclubs and small theatres.
started appearing as Grace Adler's boyfriend Leo Markus on the NBC sitcom Will & Grace in the 2002-03 season of the program. Harry Connick Jr. Songs I Heard won another Grammy for best traditional pop album and he performed a tour of songs from the album with matinee performances where each parent had to be accompanied by a child. In October 2001, he again released two albums - Songs I Heard featuring big band reworkings of children's show themes and 30 featuring Connick on piano with guest appearances.
He also starred in his twelth movie Mickey featuring a screenplay by John Grisham in that year. In March 2001, he starred in a television production of South Pacific with Glenn Close televised on the American Broadcasting Company. He was also the narrator of the film My Dog Skip released in that year. It was nominated for a Tony Award.
Connick was involved in writing the soundtrack for a Susan Stoman'sBroadway musical Thou Shalt Not based on the novel Therese Raquin in 2000 and it premiered in 2001. In addition, he provided the voice of Dean McCoppin in the animated film the Iron Giant in that year. He released Come By Me his first album of big band music in eight years in 1999 and embarked on a world tour visiting the US, Europe, Japan and Australia. In May 1998, he had his first leading role in a movie in Hope Floats with Sandra Bullock as his female lead.
He also starred in Excess Baggage opposite Alicia Silverstone and Benicio del Toro in 1997. Valentine's Day special on PBS in 1998. As part of his tour, he played at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway with his final concert of that tour in Paris being recorded for a St. For his 1997 release To See You, he recorded original love songs touring the US and Europe with a full symphony orchestra backing him and his piano in each city.
However, he appeared in the most successful movie of that year Independence Day (movie) with Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum. In 1996, he released his second funk album Star Turtle which does sell as well as previous albums although reaching number 38 on the charts. Connick played a homicidal killer in his third film Copycat which also starred Holly Hunter and Sigourney Weaver in 1995. He also took his funk music to the People's Republic of China in 1995 playing at the Shanghai Center Theatre which is televised live in China for what became known as the Shanghai Gumbo special.
One fan who walked out said ""We expected Frank Sinatra but we got Motörhead instead," although the music was more reminiscent of the Meters rather than Motorhead. He took his funk music on a tour of the UK in 1994 which did not please all of his fans who were expecting a jazz crooner. decided to branch out releasing She an album of New Orleans funk which again went platinum. As well, he released a song called "(I Could Only) Whisper Your Name" for the soundtrack of The Mask starring Jim Carrey which is his most successful single in the US to date. In 1994, Harry Connick Jr.
His multi-platinum album of holiday songs When my Heart Finds Christmas was the best selling Christmas album in 1993. Harry Connick Jr contributed '"A Wink And A Smile to the Sleepless in Seattle soundtrack released in 1993. In November 1992, he released 25 a solo piano collection of standards which again went platinum and a re-release of 11. After spending a day in jail, he agreed to make a public service television commercial warning against breaking gun laws in return for promises to drop the charges if he stayed out of trouble for six months.
was arrested and charged with having a 9mm pistol at his possession at JFK International Airport in 1992. Harry Connick Jr. In October 1991, he starred in Little Man Tate directed by Jodie Foster as the friend of a child prodigy who goes to college. In October 1991, he released his third consecutive multi-platinum album Red Light, Blue Light on which he wrote and arranged the songs.
In a year of nominations, he was also nominated for an Emmy for Best Performance in a Variety Special for his PBS special Swingin Out Live which was also released as a video. Promise Me You'll Remember, his contribution to the Godfather III soundtrack was nominated for both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe in 1991. Not content with that, he released two albums in July 1990 - a jazz trio album Lofty's Bug Souffle and another album of standards We Are In Love which also went double platinum. The We Are In Love earned him his second consecutive Grammy for Best Jazz Male Vocal. In that year, he commenced a two year world tour.
Connick made his screen debut in Memphis Belle about a B-17 bomber crew in World War II in 1990. He won his first Grammy for Best Jazz Male Vocal Performance for his work on the soundtrack. The soundtrack consisted of several standards including "It Had to be You", "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off" and "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" and achieved double platinum status in the US. Due to Connick's growing reputation, director Rob Reiner asked him to provide a soundtrack for his 1989 romantic comedy When Harry met Sally starring Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal.
He soon acquired a reputation in jazz due to extended stays at high profile New York venues which his second album 20 featuring his vocals added to his reputation. His first record Harry Connick Jr. a mainly instrumental album of standards. He moved to New York City to study at Hunter College and the Manhattan School of Music where a Columbia Records executive persuaded him to sign with that label. Connick attended Jesuit High School in New Orleans.
His musical talents were developed at the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts and under the tuition of Ellis Marsalis and James Booker. His musical talents soon came to the fore learning the keyboards at the age of three and playing publicly at six and recorded with a local jazz band at 10. His parents were both lawyers who also owned a record store. was born Joseph Harry Fowler Connick in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 11, 1967.
Harry Connick Jr. He married model Jill Goodacre in 1994. is a lawyer who became district attorney of New Orleans and was indicted on corruption charges. His father, Harry Connick, Sr.
His music encompasses jazz, some very much in the style of the crooners of the 1940s and early '50s, funk and blues. Harry Connick, Jr. (born September 11, 1967) is a singer, pianist and actor. Only You: In Concert (PBS) (2004). Harry for the Holidays (NBC) (2003).
Will & Grace (NBC 2002-2004). Thou Shalt Not (Broadway Musical) (2001). Evening at Pops (PBS) (2001). South Pacific (ABC) (2001).
The Worlds of Harry Connick Jr. (Bravo) (1999). Harry Connick Jr.: Romance in Paris (PBS Special) (1998). Christmas Special (1994) (video). The Harry Connick Jr.
Christmas Special (1993) CBS. The Harry Connick Jr. The New York Big Band Concert (Video) (1993). Cheers - TV show guest appearance (1991).
Swingin' Out Live (Video) (1990). Singin' and Swingin' (Video) (1990). Basic (movie) (2003). Mickey (2001).
My Dog Skip (2000). The Iron Giant (1999). Hope Floats (1998). Independence Day (movie) (1996).
Copycat (1995). Little Man Tate (1991). Memphis Belle (1990). Only You (2004).
Harry for the Holidays (2003). Other Songs: Connick on Piano Volume 1 (2003). Songs I Heard (2001). 30 (album) (2001).
Come by Me (1999). To See You (1997). Star Turtle (1995). She (album) (1994).
When My Heart Finds Christmas (1993). 25 (album) (1992). Blue Light, Red Light (1991). Leroy's Roach Souffle (1990).
We Are In Love (1990). When Harry Met Sally (1989 soundtrack). 20 (album) (1988). (album) (1987).
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